Friday, December 9, 2022

Rep. Sherrill Votes to Pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act

PARSIPPANY — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted for the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4), critical legislation to restore the full strength of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). The Supreme Court’s Shelby vs. Holder decision gutted the VRA’s ability to combat...

Pennacchio & Diegnan Introduce ‘Mallory’s Law’ to Toughen NJ’s Anti-Bullying Laws

MORRIS COUNTY —  Following the tragic death of Mallory Rose Grossman, a 12-year-old Rockaway student who committed suicide after suffering from bullying, Senators Joe Pennacchio and Patrick Diegnan have introduced bipartisan legislation to standardize and strengthen New Jersey’s anti-bullying laws. Their legislation, “Mallory’s Law,” represents a...

Mikie Sherrill Takes Questions from Residents in AARP Tele-Town Hall

MORRIS COUNTY — Mikie Sherrill participated in a Tele-Town Hall hosted by AARP. With more than 1,300 participants calling in, Mikie Sherrill answered questions from residents across the 11th Congressional District on the future of Social Security, protecting Medicare, and other issues of concern...

Bucco, Munoz implore Democrats to consider refunds for stranded NJ Transit commuters

MORRIS COUNTY — New Jersey Transit riders have faced incessant delays and poor service over the course of the year, and that has led many to come to the same conclusion as some Republican lawmakers: commuters deserve refunds. “New Jersey Transit needs to be held...

Bill capping out-of-pocket prescription costs ready for Assembly vote

PARSIPPANY — A second Assembly panel advanced legislation by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce that caps out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs.  The Appropriations Committee approved the bill by a 9-0 vote. The bill (A2431) caps a patient’s share to $150 or $250 a month depending on...

Brightest Star School of Performing Arts Offers Merit Scholarships

HANOVER TOWNSHIP – Brightest Star School of Performing Arts is holding  “Merit Scholarships Auditions for all Summer Musical Theater Programs.” There will be 3 tuition awards, valued at $500 each, given to the three students who audition on Sunday, March 3 and receive the highest scores...

Pennacchio Resolution Seeks Washington’s Support for Fusion Energy Research

MORRIS COUNTY — Senator Joe Pennacchio wants to help New Jersey become a global leader in clean, renewable fusion energy, and his resolution seeking federal funding for fusion research was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. “New Jersey is perfectly positioned to play...

CCM Communication Students Network with Sports Executives

MORRIS COUNTY — Nine communication students from County College of Morris (CCM) recently travelled to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia to take part in the Business of Sports Media and Marketing night, hosted by the Phillies and Temple University's Fox School of Business. The students’...

Rep. Sherrill Votes for the Equality Act

PARSIPPANY — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted in favor of H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to extend the anti-discrimination protections under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to LGBTQ Americans in housing, education, employment, credit, public accommodation, federal funding, and federal jury service. Representative Sherrill...

Pennacchio Pushes State to Fully Support Our Most Vulnerable Students

MORRIS COUNTY — “School districts shouldn’t have to choose between funding special education programs or providing services to other students,” Pennacchio said. “With extraordinary special education costing enormous amount of dollars, we must ensure every child has an equal educational opportunity without negatively impacting...

Sheriff’s Office Donates “Pink Patches” Dollars to Morristown Cancer Center

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Sheriff’s Office will be donating $1,500 to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center thanks to the efforts of some of its officers who wore custom designed pink patches on their uniforms in October for Breast Cancer...

Freeholders Introduce 2019 County Government Budget

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of Freeholders unanimously introduced county government’s 2019 budget, which will slightly increase the average tax levy for county residents but will provide enhanced social services, public safety, educational opportunities, modern technology, and a continued emphasis on maintaining the county’s...

Assembly approves GOP bill protecting small employers from costly fines for paperwork errors

MORRIS COUNTY — Small businesses can escape costly fines for first-time filing mistakes under legislation that passed the Assembly today. Sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Anthony Bucco, the bill (A1677) suspends fines for inconsequential paperwork procedure violations. “The state has an unfriendly business environment,...

Home School Gym Program Offered at the Y

MOUNTAIN LAKES — Parents, do you have a home-schooler aged Pre-K through 4th grade? The Lakeland Hills Family YMCA has a 45-minute program for them beginning November 1 on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Class consists of exercise, group games, and sports including:...

Murphy Launches Year Two of Community College Opportunity Grant Program

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy visited Middlesex County College, alongside Speaker Craig Coughlin, Executive Director David Socolow of the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA), and Deputy Secretary Diana Gonzalez of the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE), to encourage students to complete their...

Freeholders Honor Departing Colleague (and New County Surrogate) Heather Darling

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of Freeholders gave an unofficial sendoff  to Freeholder Heather Darling, who will depart the county governing board at the end of the year to take her new elected post as Morris County Surrogate. Freeholder Director Doug Cabana lauded...

Governor signs Schepisi/Bucco bill protecting volunteers from furloughs

MORRIS COUNTY — Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi and Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco allowing local emergency volunteers to continue serving their communities without fear of losing their state pension was signed today by Governor Phil Murphy. For more than two years, Schepisi has fought...

Bucco, DeCroce solution to Class III police officer shortage in schools advances in Assembly committee

MORRIS COUNTY — An Assembly panel advanced a measure requested by Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce to address a shortage of Class III police officers to protect our schools.  The bill (A1400) makes retired state and county corrections officers eligible for...

New Jersey Society of CPAs Reminds Taxpayers to Check Tax Withholding

MORRIS COUNTY —The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) reminds taxpayers to review their current federal income tax withholding from their paychecks, particularly as the IRS is issuing a new Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate (Form W-4). The IRS issued a draft 2020...

Man Sentenced in Connection with 2017 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Public Safety Director Daniel DeGroot of the Dover Police Department announce the sentencing of Santos Javier Archaga-Mendoza, 37, Dover.  The sentence stems from a...